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UVa Reliever Young Signs with Angels

Another member of the national runner-up Virginia baseball team is about to being a pro pitching career.

Right-hander Austin Young has signed with the Los Angeles Angels, according to his mother, Ellen. Young will report to the Angels' rookie league team to start his pro career.

Young went 1-0 with a 1.75 ERA in19 games out of the UVa bullpen as a senior in 2014. His final appearance was his best -- one hit and four strikeouts in a season-high 3.1 scoreless innings against Vanderbilt in the first game of the College World Series Finals.

Young finished his four-year college career with a 7-1 record and 2.95 ERA in 71 relief appearances, with 95 career strikeouts and 25 walks.

Young was one of three seniors on this year's UVa team that advanced to the CWS for the third time in six years, and reached the finals for the first time in program history. Those other two seniors -- fellow pitchers Artie Lewicki (Round 8) and Whit Mayberry (Round 21) -- were both drafted by the Detroit Tigers earlier this month.

UVa also had six juniors taken in this year's MLB Draft.


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